Still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up



M.A. Media Arts/Computer Science, Some course work completed
New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, NM

B.A.S. Electronic Technology, 2004
Siena Heights University Benton Harbor, MI

A.A.S. Electronic Technology, 1989
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo, MI


Digital Imaging:   Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter
Multimedia:         Flash. Fireworks, Lightwave
Video:                Encore, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premier Pro
Web:                  Dreamweaver
Business:            MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Publisher, Powerpoint, Excel and Access)


I have extensive experience in situations requiring timeliness and accuracy with related
deadlines. I always strive for 100% compliance in all areas, because I understand the importance
of these metrics in the smooth operation of the whole of any company. The majority of my
experience has required effective communication and I have been successfully responsible for
supervising and managing a team.
In my Graduate studies I focused on the areas of 2D animation, Digital Photography and Video Production. In the position of Videographer/Photographer for the Fine Art Departments bi-annual Iron Tribe Exhibition, I produced materials including: a 10 minute documentary video, a video slide-show and web content including numerous still photos and a 30 second promotional video. I also designed the packaging for, and authored a DVD to be used to promote future Iron Tribe Exhibitions to interested Universities.

Currently as a Co-Organizer for the PDX Breakfast Club Meet-Up, I am planing and implementing weekly breakfast outings for a diverse group of adults.
In the past I have taught art, crafts and video to adults and children in an informal setting through public and private programs, including the City of Kalamazoo Recreation Department and Cable Access of Kalamazoo. As a Media Arts computer lab assistant at New Mexico Highlands it was my responsibility to help familiarize students with a variety of software applications and video equipment.
My Previous volunteer experiences include, vice president of both Business and Professional Women, Benton Harbor/St. Joe, and American Association of University Woman, Student Organization, Las Vegas, NM, Kalamazoo CATV, Adult Adviser Kalamazoo County 4H, Venetian Festival Board Member, St. Joseph, MI 1981-1984

Employment History

August 2010 to Present                 Team Lead

Implement planogram/department resets and new product launches. Insuring that my
project team performs their diverse weekly service continuity scrutiny and product display
detailing. I am responsible for communication with store management to resolve all
issues, and daily reporting all pertinent metrics to both my employer and our corporate

Convergence Marketing, Inc.

7361A Coca Cola Drive

Hanover, MD 21076


District Manager: Traci Reese

February 2008 to Present                 Merchandising Field Specialist

Perform on-going merchandising and product awareness services in order to influence consumers and maximize sales of video game products. Responsible for setting plan-o-grams; ensuring POP placement; collecting and reporting detailed inventory data. Also work closely with retail associates and managers, informing them of new product launch, promotions and procedures. Extremely detail-oriented, acting as strategic client adviser for store management to enhance retailer relationships

Mosaic Sales Solutions

6051 N. State Highway 161, Irving, TX 75038


Supervisor: Wayne Adams

August 2007 to December 2007                         Photographer/Consultant

Photographed individuals and families, at various churches in the district..and assisted customers in selection of portraits for the church directory and for purchase. Record-keeping and ensured paperwork and film was shipped. Completed setup and tear down of photographic equipment at each church.

Lifetouch Church Directories and Portraits

11333 Viking Drive, Suite 460W, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Supervisor, Duane Suppes

February 2006 to August 2007                Crew Coordinator

Manage a 3rd party crew while supervising all aspects of set-up in new store, and
remodel projects nationwide. Ensuring all related documentation is accurate and projects
are completed on time and within budget. On-site coordinator of teamwork with all
parties Spar, Store Operations and Construction during a project, while meeting client

Spar Group, Inc

1910 Opdyke Ct., Aurburn Hills, MI 48326


Supervisor, Bob Simms

June 2002 to May 2005                  Student at Siena Heights and New Mexico Highland University

June 2001 to June 2002                  Sales Associate

Performed resale retail activities, and I was responsible for running the stores eBay auctions including choosing items for auction, cleaning, inventorying and pricing items. Posting auctions, and all related accounting and correspondence.


1804 S. M-139 Benton Harbor MI 49022


January 2000 to June 2001          Team Leader, Inventory Specialist

Performed hand and electronic inventories for retail businesses. It was my responsibility to program the machines, record all necessary paperwork and interact with clients. I was responsible for hiring, training, supervising and scheduling team members.

RGIS Inventory Services

2000 Taylor Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326